No One in Ontario is Giving Informed Consent to COVID 19 Vaccines

By Peter W. Dunn, PhD

There is in Canada and in much of the rest of the world a move to implement vaccine passports so that people have an easy way to prove that they are fully vaccinated. And this will facilitate these people’s access to public venues, including stores, theatres, sporting events, public transit, hospitals, doctor’s and dentist’s offices, and travel to other countries. This is an international move to restrict access by those who have not been vaccinated. So in essence, it is creating an Apartheid system whereby one group of people have more access to amenities than another group. It would result in a two-tiered society.

But the politicians who have promoted such plans have played into the hands of the big pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer and Astra-Zenica. One wonders what they owe them. Did these companies make substantial contributions to their political campaigns. Are there promises of paid speeches to Macron or Trudeau once they leave office? Have there been threats to ruin them if they don’t play along with this international medical cabal? It makes one wonder, because in all of this, these people promoting vaccine passports have acted very stupid and ignorant about bioethics, in particular the principle of patient autonomy especially as it relates to informed consent. I wonder if anyone has ever heard Justin Trudeau speak about patient autonomy? Or for that matter, has your physician talked with you about your patient rights for more than a few seconds? Are they even allowed to do that in Canada anymore?

So I’ve done a small amount of reading on patient autonomy and I have grave concerns about what is going on with the COVID 19 vaccination program and the plans of world leaders to implement vaccine passports (emphasis mine). This is what Unesco’s Universal Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights says about consent:

Article 6 – Consent

1. Any preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to be carried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned, based on adequate information. The consent should, where appropriate, be express and may be withdrawn by the person concerned at any time and for any reason without disadvantage or prejudice.

First, we learn that any preventative or diagnostic or therapy is covered under the concept of informed consent. Preventatives include mandatory masks. No one has obtained informed consent to mask me, and so I don’t wear one. Diagnostic include COVID 19 tests. That would also be subject to informed consent, but forcing people to get these tests is common. Vaccines are both preventatives and medical interventions, intended to manipulate a person’s immune system to give them stronger immune protection from infection. Secondly, we learn that consent must be freely given—and withdrawal of consent must be without disadvantage or prejudice. This is where the violations of informed consent are happening.

Violations are happening by restricting, on the basis of one’s vaccine status, one’s place in a school or a job, or one’s access to venues or to travel. Justin Trudeau announced that tourists who want to come to Canada must be fully vaccinated, and that includes your relatives if they are not citizens or permanent residents of Canada. But I’ve not heard Justin Trudeau or Doug Ford or Joe Biden or Emmanuel Macro even mention the term “informed consent” or “patient autonomy”. But you can still go to the websites of the Canadian provincial colleges of physicians to read about how doctors are legally required to obtain informed consent. For example, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario requires that consent must not be coerced, and if a physician sees that coercion is involved, then they have failed to receive informed consent:

For consent to be valid, physicians must ensure that it …

Is given voluntarily and not under duress.

If physicians believe that consent is not being freely given, they must ensure that there has been no coercion.

Is not obtained through misrepresentation or fraud.

Physicians must be frank and honest when interacting with patients, including when conveying information about the proposed treatment.

According to this page, if Ontario physicians treat patients without legally obtaining informed consent, they are breaking the law (Ontario Health Consent Act). But in Ontario, since May 20th, when Doug Ford tied going back to school and the end of lockdowns with vaccination rates, he has literally been bribing us with our own freedom to get vaccinated. Therefore, none of the dispensers of vaccines in the province of Ontario have legally obtained informed consent, because all of us, without exception, are being coerced into this vaccine and are thus under duress. And all of the MDs in Ontario know this to be the case.

Moreover, instead of allowing physicians of conscience to discuss the potential dangers of the vaccines and the lack of pressing need to get them if you are a younger person, or to discuss alternate treatments such as HCQ, Invermectin or vitamin D, the colleges of physicians in this country are using censorship and threat of excommunication, such as in the case of Dr. Patrick Philips. Arguably, this is misrepresentation. The suppression of information about alternative treatments is fraud and it is illegal to do that. And thus, it is also illegal for physicians to vaccinate you when they know that the necessity of the vaccines has been misrepresented.

It is also a clear violation of the law, since there has to be free and open discussion if informed consent can happen. That should be one of the most obvious points of all. The media is presenting these vaccines with such rosy pictures of safety and effectiveness, that no one is getting informed. No one can give informed consent without fuller appreciation that there are two sides to this story. And one side of the story is the thousands of people, even young people, who have died after receiving these shots. But the media and so-called experts misrepresent these deaths as not caused by the vaccine invoking post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy, when investigations about cause of death often takes months to occur and thousands of death investigations could not have even possibly taken place.

Finally, I would like also to discuss the basis of the bioethical principle of patient autonomy. It is arguably based upon the Torah command, “Thou shalt not kill.” This is a universal principle of ethics and law, that a person has a right to live and not have their life taken from them by another. Another commandment of Torah is “Thou shalt not steal.” Arguably, taking a person’s life is also stealing. In the film Unforgiven, the murder Bill Muny (played by Clint Eastwood) says, “It’s a helluva of a thing, killin’ a man. You take away everything he’s got and everything he’s ever gonna have.” Laws and bioethical principles on informed consent are there to prevent physicians and medical scientists from taking serious risks with patients in both treatments and experiments. The reason for this is that if their intervention, preventative or diagnostic kills you, and you haven’t given your consent, or they or someone else has misrepresented the dangers of the intervention, then they are liable, not just before the law but before God himself. I.e., they are just mortals like the rest of it. The doctors didn’t give us life and they can’t give it back to us if they kill us. In the Lord of the Rings, Frodo says it’s a pity that Bilbo didn’t kill Gollum when he had a chance, and Gandalf responds, “Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.”

The doctors aren’t gods. They can’t bring us back after they’ve killed us. And thus, laws and bioethics are there to restrain their arrogance and to prevent them from harming us. But now with COVID 19, everyone has thrown out informed consent. Oh, they do lip service to it, by giving up to 30 seconds to sign a consent form, but it isn’t possible to have informed consent:

Because the vaccines are being forced on us and we are under duress and coercion.

Because the information about these vaccines is being censored and therefore misrepresented.

This speech was delivered at the corner of Bathurst and Clark at the Vaughan freedom protest on July 25, 2021

Gaslighting in the Age of COVID 19

By Peter W. Dunn, PhD

“Gaslighting isn’t a reflection of the person being gaslit – it’s about the abuser and their need for power and control.”  

The environment of public discourse has become toxic. Gaslighting now happens to everyone who questions or protests the official COVID 19 narrative, with its lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, social distancing, masking, and vaccines. Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation, and it is a main technique of narcissists—it’s not being done for your benefit but because the one gaslighting you is trying to get something from you.

The term “gaslighting” is fairly recent and comes from “Gaslight”, which in its 1944 movie version starring Ingrid Bergman, was about a young woman whose aunt had been murdered in their home, and she is sole heir of her aunt’s estate; while away in Italy a man befriends her and she marries him, but as soon as they are living in her aunt’s house she finds that he begins to treat her like she is crazy. He belittles her, he tells her that she is imagining things: when he goes out she hears noises in the attic and the gaslights in the house dim, he says she is just making this all up in her head. By the end of the film, we learn that this man, who has been psychologically torturing her, has been searching for jewels in the attic each night among her aunt’s possessions. He was doing it because he was greedily trying to steal these jewels. We learn that he was the one who murdered the aunt, but he was unable to find the jewels at the time of the murder.

So what is gaslighting? The main goal of a gaslighter is to get you to doubt yourself: to question yourself, your research, your conclusions, your decisions, your observations. Who is doing it now during the COVID 19 pandemic? The mainstream media, our political leaders, our unelected public health authorities, and often it is even our friends, family, and neighbors. They want you to obey the rules; but not only so, they want to force you to agree with the rules and believe that they actually work. Thus, gaslighting is an attempt to make you feel inferior so that you conform both in deed and in thought to the official pandemic guidelines. Here are some of the weapons that gaslighters employ:

(1) Gaslighters main weapon is to make you doubt yourself. They do this by calling you stupid, questioning your sanity, claiming that you are following conspiracy theories.

(2) Gaslighters scold. They will tell you should be ashamed for expressing your opinion on COVID 19 or vaccines, when that opinion does not agree with the official narrative. They will tell you that you are dangerous because you are not going along with the majority. And if that doesn’t work, they will have you censored and silence your voice. That’s why I keep getting these 31 day suspensions from Nextdoor on social media. When the gaslighters can’t convince me they silence me.

(3) Gaslighters blame you for what goes wrong. With no scientific evidence, such as contact tracing, they say that the anti-maskers or the anti-vaxxers are responsible for the next wave or for the Delta variant, when there are top level scientists who claim that the Delta variant probably exists as a vaccine resistant escapee. I.e., it is the vaccinated and the masked that may be the main reason for the variants as viruses adapt to escape barriers placed in their way.

(4) Gaslighters call you names. Doug Ford will call you yahoos or idiots for disobeying his rules. Doug Ford who took away our fundamental freedoms has the audacity to call me a yahoo. He is our gaslighter in chief in the province of Ontario. He scolds, he name calls, he abuses. He is a narcissist. He is so classic in this regard.

(5) Gaslighters appeal to authority, especially their own. MDs are the classic gaslighters. One of the things that they do is demean your health choices (if you go against their recommendations) if it is based upon your ability to reason and research a subject. Classic is the coffee mug that MDs came up with, “Please do not confuse your google search with my medical degree.” They are the authority and you must get in line with whatever program that they have for you. If your MD is like that the best thing to do is run.

(6) Gaslighters make a false appeal to do your duty. The other day, my wife said that a major American Orchid Society publication said that people should get vaccinated because it is their patriotic duty. We have to “do our part” according to an ad by the Province of Ontario. Gaslighting by telling us that our human right to informed consent must be subservient to our duty to our community and or to our country. It is a classic form of gaslighting. Even the Queen said that we should not be selfish and get vaccinated. Or people say, my mask protects you, your mask protects me, and they portray you as a selfish murderer if you have a mask exemption and still want to be able to do your essential shopping.

(7) Gaslighters tell you that you don’t belong. Yesterday I put on Melissa Lantsman’s Facebook wall the comment that when I became a Canadian I had to learn the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to pass the citizenship test. I said this Canada without any human rights is not what I signed up for, and this is what a certain gaslighter on Facebook said, “Feel free to find a new homeland. No one is stopping you from leaving.” But we have seen many people say you can’t be with them if you don’t get the double vaccinated. People who don’t conform to the agenda are being shunned.

(8) Gaslighters will ridicule you. And this is perhaps the most abusive and humiliating of all the weapons that they use. Gaslighters mock. Here is what the aforementioned gaslighter also said to me on Facebook, “Peter W. Dunn you clearly don’t understand what human rights are. I actually know someone who works for Pharma as bioethics personnel. She laughs at people like you. Who think there is some conspiracy to hold back the masses.” People are laughing at you behind your back. They are ashamed of you. You are a laughing stock. This is a complete disregard for feelings of another person and shows that the gaslighter is a narcissist.

I hope this summary will help us to understand how psychological manipulation is being used to force us into obedience. Those of us who wish to protest will see this every time we stand up for our human rights. We must be aware of it, because our society has become increasingly narcissistic, and thus gaslighting has become a standard weapon that people use to control us. If we can more easily recognize it, we can better equip ourselves to deal with it. In my opinion the best way to deal with it is via withdrawal from the company of these narcissists and putting people around us who will be more sympathetic to our views and opinions. 

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)

This speech was delivered at the Bathurst and Rutherford freedom protest in Vaughan, Ontario, on July 18, 2021

Why the COVID 19 vaccination program invites Nazi comparisons

By Peter W. Dunn, PhD

This week I learned something really important about the field of bioethics. It is generally recognized that it exists as a result of the Nuremberg Code which guides medical experimentation and includes such injunctions as requiring informed consent of the person and the urgency of the experiment (e.g., no other adequate treatment is available such as Invermectin or Hydrochloroquine).  The Nuremberg Doctors Trial resulted in several convictions: “Of the 23 defendants, seven were acquitted and seven received death sentences; the remainder received prison sentences ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment” (Wikipedia, “Doctors’ Trials”).

In Nazi Germany, mass sterilizations occurred in order to commit racial cleansing, a eugenics notion that the Aryan race was superior and therefore getting rid of Jews and people who had bad genes would lead to a even more superior Aryan nation. Eventually this led to despicable experiments in the Nazi concentration camps and is an important aspect of the Holocaust of the Jewish people. As a result of these trials, the Nuremberg Code was created to try to prevent any such behaviour on the part of medical scientists and physicians. This code became the first important text of the field of bioethics.

Later, the ethical principles of the Nuremberg Code were applied to all medical interventions. E.g., the UNESCO Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights, generalizes bioethical principles to all health care not to just experiments. So this more recent declaration remains in historical continuity with Nuremberg Code, while providing a more universal application of the bioethics principles created to protect people from Nazis and their would-be imitators. Among the highest priorities of the UNESCO’s code is the right of the person to accept or to refuse any medical treatment, preventative or diagnostic, based on adequate information, without prejudice or disadvantage.

This answers the question why violations of bioethics invites the Nazi comparisons. Bioethics as a field of human endeavor was borne in the attempt to prevent Nazi-like atrocities, and anyone who violates them, risks becoming like the Nazis.

But there is Godwin’s Law, the aphorism that the longer a social media debate continues the sooner that one side of the debate will compare their opponent to a Nazi. I assure you that this is not what is going on. The Nazi comparison to our current COVID 19 vaccine program is clearly justified based upon some clear areas of comparisons:

(1) Emergency Measures resulting in a police state. In 1933, when Hitler took power, the first thing that he did was declare a state of emergency which took away the freedoms of the people of Germany. We’ve been in state of emergency since March 2020, and the police have absolute power to arrest or fine people who exercise fundamental freedoms.

(2) Fear via Propaganda: In order to get people to accept totalitarian police state, we have been told that computer models show that we could all die if COVID 19 gets out of hand. And without good scientific justification, the media has scared the hell out of most people. To arrive at this state of fear, propaganda techniques have been used in the media and by governments. It has resulted in most people thinking that COVID 19 is far more dangerous than it really is.

(3) Ostracism and demagoguery: The Nazis ostracized anyone who disagreed with them, but no one more so than the Jewish people. First they blamed the Jews for communism leading to the emergency police state. Then in 1938, they ostracised them by making them wear Yellow Stars which would mark them out as pariahs in public. These measures eventually led to the concentration camps. Demagoguery is another technique of tyrants. The Jews were blamed for the problems in Germany. And today, people who want receive vaccines or who refuse to wear a mask are pariahs. The media and the government are blaming these people for the continuation of the pandemic, and so the ostracism of the unvaccinated begins. Where will it lead? Certainly to the isolation and persecution of these people. But will it lead to concentration camps. Only God knows.

(4) Snitching: Every totalitarian country has snitches and this is encouraged. We have seen snitch lines set up in Canada to report neighbors who aren’t following the lockdown rules.

(5) Coercion: Our society is using coercion such as the loss of the jobs, places in school, or other opportunities, for those who decline the COVID 19 vaccination. This is already happening. Justin Trudeau, e.g., has said that non-vaccinated tourists will be banned from entering Canada.

(6) Censorship. We have all probably heard of Nazi book burnings. This is happening with YouTube and Facebook with posts and videos being taken down or earmarked as misinformation.  Today experts, including university professors in relevant fields and MDs, are being pressured to keep their mouths shut about their concerns about the safety of the vaccines.

(7) Good intentions. Of course everyone of our current day tyrants have good intentions. Didn’t the Nazis have good intentions? They would restore Germany to its glorious place in the world, after its defeat in WWI.  What could be wrong with that? Of course, I hate nothing more than the saccharine attitude of bioethics violators. They give service with a smile as they take away your rights. But the aphorism is true:  The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Stay safe! They say, while they plan to exclude those who want to remain safe from experimental and dangerous medical treatments.

Will there ever be punishment for those who have violated bioethical principles in imitation of the Nazi doctors? Well so far, I know of only one case. In India, a WHO scientist is potentially facing the death penalty if successfully sued by the Indian Bar Association (India Could Sentence WHO Chief Scientist to Death for Misleading Over Ivermectin and Killing Indians):

“The Indian Bar Association (IBA) sued WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan on May 25, accusing her in a 71-point brief of causing the deaths of Indian citizens by misleading them about Ivermectin. There is also an updated legal notice on June 13, 2021. Point 56 states, “That your misleading tweet on May 10, 2021, against the use of Ivermectin had the effect of the State of Tamil Nadu withdrawing Ivermectin from the protocol on May 11, 2021, just a day after the Tamil Nadu government had indicated the same for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.”

Let’s hope this is just the beginning of such trials. But like the Nazi physicians in the Nuremberg trials, there are many today who should face prosecution.

(This was my speech at the Vaughan freedom protest on July 12, 2021, at Bathurst and Rutherford Roads).

Ontario’s Ground Hog Day: Why we need to continue to protest

by Peter W. Dunn, PhD

We have seen a decline in our numbers here in the Vaughan protest, but I continue to be here every Sunday morning. Among the top reasons that people have given for not coming to the protest is that they don’t think it’s doing any good. Some people want to avoid tickets from the police, or they want to avoid trouble at work or in their family. But the other thing is that as Ontario gradually opens up, our freedoms slowly trickle back to us, as though the government is doing us a favor. So I wanted to talk about the urgency to continue our protests.

As I was doing some research for this speech, I googled “stage 3” and “July 24” because I thought that the date of stage 3 in Ontario was announced for July 24. Much to my surprise I found news items from July 24, 2020 (last year). Here is one: “Ford says officials ‘have asked for a little more time’ to determine when Toronto may be able to advance to Stage 3“. Strangely, that corresponds with the rough timeline that Ontario officials have announced for this year’s “stage 3”: at least 21 days after stage 2 began they say, which would put us around 20 July. But there is no certainty. This is deja vu. And it will be predictable since this virus also is seasonal, and cases of colds and flus and positive PCR tests for COVID 19 will rise around November when the sun wanes and the weather turns cold. Renewed lockdowns, business closures, church and synagogue restrictions, stay at home orders, new vaccines for new variants will be thrust upon us, and the Ground Hog day will be repeated ad infinitum and ad nauseum. There remains then also the Ground Hog Day for our protest. We will be here, until Bill Murray gets it right and ends the repeating cycle of insanity in our country and province.

Here are the reasons we need to continue to protest:

(1) Masks mandates have not ended, and it looks like we will see our children masked or forbidden to attend school. But masks are bad for them, causing an increase in CO2 and harmful bacterial levels and a decrease in O2 levels. They also do nothing to prevent the aerosol vapour that carry the virus (see below video)–and masks mandates starting summer 2020 did nothing to prevent the lockdowns. Masks may have even contributed to the problem of more contagious variants of COVID 19–as the virus adapts to the barriers we put in their way–Virology 101.

(2) Lockdowns remain in place. It is true that more businesses are opening up with each new stage. But still, gyms and inside restaurant dining remain closed. It is hard to keep track of what is open and what is not open. Suffice it to say that Doug Ford in capricious manner decides via edict what can open and what must remain closed. As long as that is the case, we are all in danger.

(3) Border closures and restrictions: There is still a requirement of a quarantine hotel to re-enter Canada, unless of course you are Justin Trudeau. Now they are tying that requirement to whether you have one of the approved vaccines, and this is an obvious form of bullying and favorizing of Western vaccine companies–which is Agency Capture and Revolving Door, campaign contributions and overall corruption of media and government have a lot to do with.

(4) Fear: People remain in utter terror of COVID 19, and they think that we are nuts for being out here dancing, hugging, and kissing–without useless masks. And do you know how many cases of COVID 19 have been tied to our protests and other meetings that have taken place during lockdown? Hundreds of cases? Dozens of deaths? Actually no. Zero to my knowledge. I’ve been here every week and my last bad cold or flu was 2010. So no, I am not afraid. I am fearless, and people need to see that life in Canada is possible without fear.

(5) Vaccines: It appears that the whole lockdown Ground Hog Day was created to sell us vaccines for an allegedly super dangerous virus, and that’s what people have come to believe and so they are lining up by the thousands to get whatever vaccine is the soup du jour. Already a vaccine company (AZ) is testing a new vaccine for the Beta variant, and next year’s vaccine it will be mandated that we must get enough of the population vaccinated for the Delta variant before we can open up again. Because this is Ground Hog Day. It will be repeated for an Epsilon variant, Zeta, Ita, and Theta variants will come for the coming years, and we will eventually get an Omega variant (the Greek alphabet has 24 letters, before we even have to come up with a new way of naming them).

(6) Economic destruction: The federal government is using the Bank of Canada to create new currency to make up for the lack of tax revenue and to pay out benefits to people who they, the government, have put out of work. Eventually, once you dilute a currency it will create distortions such as the 26% increase, year over year, in residential real estate in the GTA. Eventually it will cause real pain when people’s CERB cheques will not be enough to cover the increase in the price of food. That’s when maybe some people will realize that they need to stand up and protest for their right to work and earn their own living.

Ultimately, we will never get our rights back until we have enough people join us in the protests. I am here because I want people to know where they can find us, when they are in such pain that they finally wake up and decide that they too need to get up and stand up for their rights: No more lockdowns; no more vaccines; no more bioethical violations; no more destruction of liberty; no more Ground Hog Day. We must rise up.

(This speech was first given on July 4, 2021, at the Vaughan Protest at Bathurst and Rutherford).